Bob Montana created the Archie comic book series in 1941. ”The Archie Show” cartoon debuted on CBS in 1968. The characters play in a pop rock band called The Archies, which produced a real-life hit single: ”Sugar, Sugar” hit No. 1 in 1969.
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A typical episode started with the first Archie story, introduced by Archie and occasionally a different character. Next was a “dance of the week” segment starting with a teaser, then after the commercial break Archie introduced the dance, followed by the song of the week performed by The Archies. After that was a short joke followed by the 2nd Archie story.
"The Archie Show" was the first Saturday morning cartoon to feature a laugh track. It lasted only one season, with 17 half-hour episodes at the end of its run, but the franchise continued for years in various formats. Later incarnations included an hour-long program, a show with live-action kids, a series in which the characters run a TV station and several other incarnations.
Most episodes were repurposed for syndication in 1976 under the title “The Archies.” The Family Channel later aired reruns in a half-hour format as “The Archie and Sabrina Surprise Package.” Retro Television Network aired reruns beginning in 2010.